Oakleigh South Primary School



Riley St, Oakleigh South, VIC 3167   T: 03 9570 1016   F: 03 9579 0363

E: oakleigh.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au   W: oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au


Issue 22 – 22nd July 2017

Tues 1st August
Yr 4 Production of The AristoCats Kids

– Cast 1

UNSW English Comp

Japanese Exchange Program
Tamba Higashi Primary School Visit

Wed 2nd August
Yr 4 Production of The AristoCats Kids

– Cast 2

Swimming Program begins
– Prep—Yr 2



The year 4’s are very excited to be performing “The Aristocat Kids” next week on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd of August at 7pm in the hall. Both casts had their dress rehearsals this week and the costumes, sets, singing, choreography, dancing and acting has all come together to form this wonderful showcase of our year 4 talents.

Tickets are available for purchase via Try Booking and we hope to see as many OSPS families there.


Mr Mooney arranged for four Collingwood Football players to visit our boys and girls footballers and run a training/skills session with them. The children had a great time, learnt new skills and got to know more about these AFL stars. So did Mr Barker and Ms Paroukas who wore their Collingwood gear with pride!

Prep – Year 2 swimming program starts next Wednesday at GESAC. The program runs for 8 days from Wednesday 2nd August to Friday 11th August. More information about swimming times will be sent home to families soon.

We welcome students and teachers from Tamba Higashi Primary School in Japan who will be visiting OSPS from Tuesday 1st August until Tuesday 8th August. Mami Sensei and Sumiko Sensei have arranged a wonderful cultural program for the students to enjoy. Please make them feel very welcome!

The lost property tub is full again after nearly 2 weeks back, many jumpers, coats and winter weather clothing. Most have names so if your child is missing anything, please check lost property. Also, just a reminder to name your child’s clothing. It’s such a shame when brand new clothing is unnamed and cannot be returned to their owners!

Ron Cantlon



Term 1: 30 January (school teachers start)
31 January (school students start) to 31 March

Term 2: 18 April (Tuesday) to 30 June

Term 3: 17 July to 22 September

Term 4: 9 October to 21 December (2.30pm school students finish) 22 December (school teachers finish)

Last day of each term is a 2.30pm finish




Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.

It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies. The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August.

Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.

The online survey is available in English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha) and Hindi.

The survey results will be reported back to our school at the end of September.  The survey results will be communicated to parents through the annual report.

For further information, please speak to Jo Chapple at the office or visit: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/improvement/Pages/performsurveyparent.aspx


A reminder that whole school assemblies are being held on Tuesday afternoons at 2.40pm.

This allows us to have important learning time at the beginning of the day, and to accommodathttps://oakleighsouthps.vic.edu.au/wp-admin/post.php?post=4348&action=edit#e groups, English and Mathematics.

All parents are still welcome to attend.


Enrolments for Prep 2018

After an overwhelming number of applications for Prep 2018, we are now in the process of allocating places.

If you have a child starting in 2018 or if you know of any new families thinking of applying, please complete the Enrolment Forms and submit with the supporting documentation as a matter of urgency.

For more information about enrolments, please visit the school website

Grade 4 Production – The AristoCats Kids

With the Production fast approaching , Grade 4 families will get the first option of tickets with bookings open to them next week.
Ticket sales are open to the whole school community next term.

Prices are as follows:
Adult:  $12
Child:  $7

Cast 1 will perform on Tues, 1st August, and Cast 2 will be the chorus.
Cast 2 will perform on Wed, 2nd August, and Cast 1 will be the chorus.

A link will be sent to parents via Tiqbiz when tickets are available for their year level.

School Fees

A friendly reminder to parents that the Essential Learning Fees and school expenses are due.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding payment, please contact Jo Chapple on 9570 1016.

Exchange Students 2017

5 sleeps till Japanese students visit!!

We are all very excited to have the Japanese students from Tamba Higashi Primary School from 1st August, and all OSPS students will have opportunities to meet them during their stay!

Keep practicing your Japanese and make sure you will come and say “Konnichiwa”!!!


On Monday, the Oakleigh South PS Girls and Boys footy team were lucky enough to meet four Collingwood football players. The players included Ben Reid, Matthew Scharenberg, Jarryd Blair and Rupert Wills.

Students completed drills such as passing the football to each other, and kicking it into the goal and trying to hit the bin! Students were also split into groups with one of the players and worked together to bring the football down the oval and kick it into the goal as a group.

Students all had the opportunity to ask questions and had the chance to get autographs from the players.

An enormous thank you to Mr Rowe for organising the event and the Collingwood Players for taking their time to come and see us.


In the last week of Term 2, children in Year 4, 5, 6 & twelve Year 3 children participated in the House Athletics Sports at Duncan McKinnon.

Children competed in 100m, 200m, 800m, 80m hurdles, shot put, discus, high jump, long jump & triple jump earning points for their House on the way.

Landy came out on top on the day and were awarded the House Athletics Shield in the last Assembly of last term.

From the House Athletics Day, we now have a squad of about 70 children training for the upcoming District Athletics (August 15).

Well done to all the children. Some fantastic performances, particularly by Adaam Kahn who won both the 9/10 Boys 100m and 200m as a Year 3 student competing against children 12 – 24 months older than him.

Thank you to all the parents who helped out or supported their children and a huge thank you to Alex and Nick Convy’s mum, Jo, who was the “ starter “ for all track events.

Marcus Mooney


This term the Art Room has been a hive of excitement as the year 4 and year 6 productions draw near. Everyone is working hard and children are busy putting finishing touches on displays for the foyer of both productions.

So the Preps are off to a great start with a display of ‘circle work’ in the corridor that pays homage to Wassily Kandinsky and fantastic painted vases that pay tribute to the one and only Vincent Van Gogh. If you have a child in prep please ask them about the artists as most of their work will be coming home to you this week. They are a wealth of information on the Artists. The grade ones are continuing a Very Hungry Caterpillar Collage Book where they have even hand painted and coloured the papers they are using. Each classroom will have its very own copy to share. The Grade twos have begun work on a mixed media grandfather clock and the threes are completing the long awaited Pom Pom Chickens. They should be ready to ‘fly the coupe’ in the next few weeks and take up residence outside the library!

The year fours have been making CD Towers or ‘Cat Houses’ for display in the foyer. They are super cute with felt ears and leather tails. The year fives, continue on with drawing and colouring activities and are currently working on a continuous line drawing. It’s much harder than it sounds but they are enjoying the challenge. Later in the term they will be working on a school mural for outside. Finally, the year sixes have now completed their Painted Stained Glass Windows and these can be seen on the walls and windows of the central corridor outside the library.

As a reminder please, can all parents walking through the school with smaller children please ensure that they do not touch the art works and sculptures as it is terrible when work is damaged or taken.

Thank you. Miss Hunt, Miss Lowe, Mrs. Cantlon and Mrs. Wilkin.



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